Blank

Caffe Mingo

 807 Nw 21st Ave
Portland, OR
 

There's a reason this place has been around...

There’s a reason this place has been around for a dozen years. Like being transported to a European bistro. Great wines by the glass. Salads, a good yardstick of great restaurants, are fresh and flavorful. Go back if you’ve not been in a while. Where Lance Armstrong goes when in town.

Blank

Paley's Place

 1204 Nw 21st Ave
Portland, OR
 

With butter or pork products gracing virtually...

With butter or pork products gracing virtually every dish, you can’t go wrong here. Among Portland’s best.

Blank

El Gaucho

 319 Sw Broadway
Portland, OR
 

OK, the filet mignon was succulent and as...

OK, the filet mignon was succulent and as thick as any steak I’d ever seen. The service was attentive, with waiters coming at you like staff sargeants. But for the value—$50 a steak— I’d rather have Ethiopian, Greek, Thai or Spanish food for less than half the price. The mashed potatoes? Skip ’em. Would never have set foot in the place without a gift certificate and likely never will again without one. We had a memorable 2.5 hours, but the company had most to do with that.

Blank

Stumptown Coffee Roasters

 128 Sw 3rd Ave
Portland, OR
 

OK, so they dish a side of attitude out with each cup o J...

OK, so they dish a side of attitude out with each cup o Joe. I can take it as long as they’re making the BEST CAPPUCCINOS IN PORTLAND! And most of Stumptown’s baristas do. They’re $3 — a bit pricey — but worth the output now and then.

Blank

DiPrima Dolci

 1936 N Killingsworth St
Portland, OR
 

Might be worth five stars, but I only ate lunch and I man...

Might be worth five stars, but I only ate lunch and I managed to skip the enticing pastries. The roasted red pepper and cheese sandwhich reminded me ever so slightly of the pan con tomates I ordered the summer I spent in Spain. What a great spot for the neighborhood.

Blank

Otto's Sausage Kitchen and Meat Market

 4138 Se Woodstock Blvd
Portland, OR
 

Some friends brought over a selections of four sausages a...

Some friends brought over a selections of four sausages and some hot dogs from Otto’s. All the adults went for the sausages; we cut up the hot dogs for the kids. Finally, after our daughter asked for a third helping of the hot dogs, we decided to try them for ourselves to see what the literal fuss was all about. They were the best packages of meat we had. The Bockwurst comes in second. The Bratwurst and Kielbasa were fine. I’d skip the Tuscan.

Blank

Pok Pok Restaurant

 3226 Se Division St
Portland, OR
 

Was that really vinegar that I drank today in 90-degree h...

Was that really vinegar that I drank today in 90-degree heat? It was spiked orange and sweet and left me begging for a refill. The stewed pork dish (Khao Kha Muu) was tender and flavorful, though not the most heavenly stewed pork I’ve ever tasted. But I’d definitely go back — maybe next time when I can order from the bar. Confound my business lunch conscience! Those drinks looked tempting.

Blank

Corbett Fish House

 5901 Sw Corbett Ave
Portland, OR
 

What's not to like. Good beer selection. Good seafood sel...

What’s not to like. Good beer selection. Good seafood selection. Great sweet potato fries. The best thing about the place is they know how to fry fish. They keep the oil at the right temperature to avoid a greasy finish. Love the navigation charts on the wall, too.

Blank

Ole Ole

 1203 Sw Jefferson St
Portland, OR
 

The burritos here are as good as any I've found in Portla...

The burritos here are as good as any I’ve found in Portland, and as a native New Mexican, I’m picky. My favorites are the chile relleno burrito and the ole burrito — a chile relleno burrito with your choice of meat. I order them without rice. The service is usually fast and the prices very reasonable. You can fill up for less than $5, an increasingly difficult prospect downtown.

Blank

Sweet Tomatoes

 6600 Sw Cardinal Ln
Tigard, OR
 

I've arrived. I'm an official suburbanite. I drag my fami...

I’ve arrived. I’m an official suburbanite. I drag my family to Sweet Tomatoes monthly. They don’t complain. Not with that all-you-can eat salad bar that’s longer than a semi. Or those seven soups, the majority of which taste as good as homemade. Or the sweet stuff, dangerously available all the time. The pasta dishes disappoint. They’re flavorless. Skip them. Load up on soup. Sweet Tomatoes is smart to make you go through the salad bar first where you load up a plate or two before you can raid the more costly pasta and bread dishes. But who cares? Salad’s good for you. In sum, if you’re a city dweller, cruise to the burbs and try this place out. You won’t be disappointed. You might even envy the ‘burban club that you’re in no rush to join, for otherwise good reasons.

Showing entries 1 - 10 of 18
Click to view the interactive map
  • Remember your favorite restaurants by saving it to your personal dining journal.
  • Read and write reviews on individual dishes, and upload your food photos for all to see.
  • Interact with local foodies with comments and Menuism mail.
  • View top rated dishes and online restaurant menus (we're the web's largest menu aggregator).

Sign Up

or


Have a Menuism account? Sign in first to link it.

Print this page